So, I guess if Mr. Snooty's cousin who recently had a DOUBLE Mastectomy should have just waited for it to kill her? According to the government, that's exactly what they mean. I had a handful of friends over the years who were NOT at high risk and still got breast cancer AND they were all under forty. Hubby's cousin is in her late 30's, she wasn't a high risk for cancer and she still got breast cancer. So, exactly what group of women were they referring to? In my world that shit just isn't going to fly because that assumption simply isn't true.
Breast cancer is still the number 2 killer of women in this country, as well as some men. What in the sam hell are these people thinking? There is more and more cancer all the time and these ass-hats want to put out the word so that insurance companies don't have to cover the Mammagrams if a woman under 50 decides to have one? I'm sorry, but what kind of horse-shit are they shoveling up there in Washington DC? Do they think that will help us with our high premiums we already pay for insurance? Or with the deductible that has to be met before they pay a red cent cent as it is? Come on people! Looks to me like we might need some changes made in some seats up there in DC.
I am so upset about this that I'm spitting nails. I just wish I could spit the freaking nails all the way to Washington and hit my target.... Just when curing breast cancer has really gotten successful. This is just insane! Insane, I tell you! They can say whatever they want on the news... I'm not buying it. It makes me wonder how long it took them to find these doctors who endorse this decision by the government.
I mean, it was Congress who passed it before, that we should all have one every so many years, up until 40. Once a woman turns 40 she's encouraged to get one every five years and once she hits 50, every 2 years. These procedures are not cheap, which means now that a lot of younger women are going to have breast cancer and not be aware of it until it's probably too late.
I UNDERSTAND PERFECTLY the reasons they spouted about why this should be done. I just think it should be left up to the individual, not the government or the insurance companies. Why don't they stick their little piggy snouts in their own business?
I suggest to the government that if they want to stick their noses where it doesn't belong, then perhaps they should look at the pay they vote for themselves every few years or so. How about that? Like maybe Congress could take a whopping large cut in pay like the rest of the working country, or perhaps get nothing for doing their job like the countless Americans out of work. I'm really liking that idea.
Okay, thank you for letting me get this off my chest. I was almost in tears after hearing the news tonight. Obviously, I don't feel vindicated in any way, but I at least feel like I just cornered some Congressman and kicked him in the shins up against a wall. I'm sure I could never physically get close to any of the Washington bigwigs, so I'm simply going to have to be satisfied with another one of my crazy rants.
And, don't try to tell me I'm wrong because I don't care. I spent more than 8 years on the board of the local American Cancer Society, helped to bring the first Hospice here, and lost many friends and loved ones to this scourge of a disease. It's my rant and I'm sticking with it.